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Criminal charges filed against Texas Realtor Jenna Ryan

Housing Wire

Nine days after participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, federal criminal charges were filed against Frisco, Texas-based Realtor and broker Jenna Ryan.

How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

Keeping Current Matters

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “ I Have a Dream ” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience.

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Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

Keeping Current Matters

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows.

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Millennials Are Fleeing Toronto, Canada’s National Stats Agency Confirms

Better Dwelling

Toronto’s millennials, and their kids, are moving to other parts of the province. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows Toronto printed another net loss for intraprovincial migration in 2020. Tens of thousands more people left for other parts of the province than arrived.

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How to Cancel or Update Your Change of Address

Point2Homes

Image: zimmytws / Shutterstock.com. Are you moving soon? If so, file your United States Postal Service (USPS) address change — either online or at a post office — in advance of your moving day.

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Must-Haves Every Real Estate Agent Needs for Their Home Office

RIS Media

With everything going on, you may be ready to get serious about creating your own home office if you didn’t have one before. If you’re looking for ways to improve your workspace, check out some of these tips below. Get an Idea of Your Workspace.

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What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

Keeping Current Matters

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report , nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates.

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Canada’s Economy Has Never Been More Dependent On Real Estate

Better Dwelling

Canada’s economy just became even more dependent on real estate. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows residential investment soared to a record high in Q3 2020. The rate it’s grown over the past few months has far outpaced the economy.

Carmel’s 107-Acre Asherwood Estate Sells; New Owner to Build 40 Homes on the Property

Fancy Pants Homes

Asherwood, the suburban Indianapolis estate of the late billionaire Mel Simon, has reportedly found new owners. The Current, a local publication that reports on the Carmel area, has learned that the massive property will be divided in two and sold to different buyers for an undisclosed amount.

Realty One Group Named Real Estate’s Only ‘Fast & Serious’ Franchisor

RIS Media

Realty ONE Group recently announced it made the Franchise Business Review’s top ten ‘Fast & Serious’ list of the smartest growing brands.

What bonds are telling us about the housing market

Housing Wire

Think of the markets as capitalist soothsayers. They do not abide by partisan politics, social mores or ethics. They do not care who is president. The markets react to what has the potential to make money for companies, good or bad, and what has the potential to prevent companies from making money.

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

Keeping Current Matters

According to many experts , the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many of us spend extra time at home, we’re reevaluating what “home” means and what we may need in one going forward.

RBC: Majority of Canadians Want To work-from-home, and It Will Change Cities

Better Dwelling

The vast majority of Canadians want to work-from-home, according to a new analysis from Canada’s largest bank. In RBC’s 2021 outlook, the bank’s economists note millions more now work-from-home as of last October.

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Are rent-to-own homes a good idea? Your guide to lease options and owner financing

The Morgtage Report

If you want to buy a home but can't get a mortgage, you might consider a lease option or "rent-to-own home." But these are risky. Here's what to know. Buying a home Gina Pogol Housing Mortgage Mortgage Rate Real Estate

Need Help Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions? These Shows Can Help

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(TNS)—With the start of a new year, many people have set resolutions they hope to accomplish by 2021’s end.

New-year optimism reflected in mortgage applications jump

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications jumped 16.7% after a 4.2% drop last week , according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

What Recession? Canadian Real Estate Sales Grow At Fastest Rate Since 2010

Better Dwelling

Canadian real estate sales are soaring, shattering quite a few records. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows another monthly record in December. The annual rate of growth was also the highest rate since just after the Great Recession.

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How to buy a short sale home

The Morgtage Report

Buying a short sale home can get you a great deal. But the short sale process can be challenging. Here's what to expect when buying a short sale. Real Estate

New COVID-19 Relief Package Unveiled: What the ‘American Rescue Plan’ Proposes

RIS Media

On the heels of a second round of a stimulus checks, the incoming Biden Administration has unveiled a $1.9

LoanDepot files paperwork to go public in 2021

Housing Wire

The moment has finally arrived: California-based lender loanDepot has filed an updated S-1 with the Securities and Exchanges Commission and plans to go public in 2021. The company, founded by billionaire entrepreneur Anthony Hsieh, said Monday that its affiliate loanDepot Inc.

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Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

Keeping Current Matters

At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan.

Canada’s Mortgage Lenders Have Set Aside A Record Amount For Bad Loans

Better Dwelling

Canada’s real estate markets are booming, but lenders are preparing for mortgage losses. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows the allowance for credit losses due to mortgages reached a record high in Q3 2020.

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Watch out: Zillow’s terms of service have some sinister notes

The American Genius for Real Estate

(REAL ESTATE CORPORATE) Zillow’s updated terms of service allow them to make a lot of decisions with your data—none of which need your approval. The post Watch out: Zillow’s terms of service have some sinister notes appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

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NAR: May Legislative Meetings Will Be Held Virtually in 2021, November Conference Will Be Live

RIS Media

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently announced that its REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo will be held virtually for the second straight year from May 3-14, 2021. Registration for the event will open on Feb.

Fed considers regulating AI used by financial institutions

Housing Wire

The Federal Reserve is looking into the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and is considering stepping up its oversight of these technologies used by financial institutions.

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Paying Over List Price

BubbleInfo

The days of wondering how much of a discount you could get off the list price have been replaced with hoping to limit how much OVER the list price you are willing to pay. For buyers, how much to pay is relative to how well the home fits all of your needs, and how much […].

Mortgage and refinance rates today, Jan. 16, and rate forecast for next week

The Morgtage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates inched lower yesterday. But that followed six days without a fall, five of which showed rises. And averages remain noticeably higher than […]. Mortgage Rates Now

Frieda and Me…. Buying a home and forging a friendship.

The Living Room

In early 2019 , a close friend introduced me to Frieda. We met at a coffee shop and I asked her the typical questions about the type of home she wanted to purchase. What areas of town appeal to you? How many bedrooms/baths?

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Why Real Estate Will Be Stronger in 2021

RIS Media

Last year turned out to be one of the most challenging times our industry has seen in over a decade, yet we were able to adapt to our clients’ needs in a relatively short timeframe and keep business operations moving forward.

Alongside rising yields, mortgage rates increase to 2.79%

Housing Wire

The average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan rose from its previous record low by 14 basis points this week to 2.79%, according to Freddie Mac ’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. This marks the first time mortgage rates have risen in almost two months.